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CRTA & GNEX Conference Announce New Canadian Event

November 23, 2021

Canadian Resort and Travel Association (CRTA) has formed a strategic partnership with Perspective Group who produce the renowned annual GNEX Conference to create a collaborative vacation industry business event to be held in Canada each year, starting with the vibrant city of Toronto in September 2022.

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The original Global Networking Experience (GNEX Conference) has been held annually as the first vacation ownership industry event of each year since 2011, attracting an average 180-200+ attendees from 100+ companies; bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and new faces from across the globe.

Earlier in 2021, GNEX Conference partnered with Asociación de Complejos Vacacionales y Turísticos, A.C. (ACOTUR) to create the GNEX-ACOTUR event in Mexico; and based on its successful format and attendance, GNEX-CRTA will follow a similar path.

These events focus heavily on networking and creating opportunities for senior-level attendees to generate new business relationships and strategic partnerships.

Many Canadians that purchase vacation memberships choose to do so in the United States and Mexico, and so attendees of this new event will also come from those areas in addition to the Canadian vacation industry. The event will be available to senior executives from CRTA member companies at a discounted rate, plus it will be open to any non-member company that is interested in doing business within the vacation industry.

“Good Strategic Alliances are key to any successful organization in today’s marketplace. We chose to have this partnership with GNEX as I believe in their core value and mission. Our vision has expanded to assist Canadian travelers when considering Vacation Memberships, mainly in the US and Mexico, by giving them confidence to do business with CRTA members as they agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics, the Industry’s highest standards.” Says Gaetan Babin, President & CEO, CRTA.  “Our strategic partnership with GNEX at our 2022 Toronto Conference will ensure attendees have the opportunity to enhance their business by networking with key Industry Leaders. I look forward to welcoming everyone in fall of 2022 to our beautiful country.”

Since 1980, Canada’s only trade association for the vacation ownership and resort development industries has brought together development companies, management firms, resorts, exchange companies, service providers, suppliers and similarly aligned professional organizations to network and foster business growth.

Formerly CVOA and CRDA, the association recently entered a new era, with new leadership and a broadened objective as the Canadian Resort & Travel Association (CRTA).

“We are honored to partner with CRTA to produce the GNEX-CRTA Conference.. With our popular event format and industry reach we aim to bring together companies that sell to Canadian consumers, and those that want to do business with those companies and provide them with a networking-focused environment in which to find new clients, strategic partnerships and fresh ideas.” Says Paul Mattimoe, President & CEO, Perspective Group

GNEX Conferences put the acquisition of new business at the top of its priorities. Attendees are rewarded with unique session formats and interactive networking events that are created especially for the GNEX Conference, and unrivaled access to top-level executives that span all areas of the hotel and resort industry including: Resort Developers, Hoteliers, Resort Management Companies, Financiers, Investors, Legal Firms, Technology Providers, Exchange Companies, Rental & Resale Companies, Construction & Renovation Companies, Trade Associations, Online Travel Agencies, Travel Clubs, Vacation Rental Platforms, Sales & Marketing Companies, Consultancy Firms and much more.

More information will be announced soon for GNEX-CRTA 2022 in Toronto, Canada.

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